That Time At ThinkGeek When I left Without Buying What I Wanted

Orange County is one of those awesome spots that texts you when it’s your turn at the DMV; This gives you room to wander, and wastes less time sitting around in a stuffy and overcrowded waiting area.  With the kids under the care of a babysitter I embraced my three hour wait wandering the Florida Mall without children… Read More

Wal-Mart- What’s Wrong With Retail

It was my first week on the job as we all stood around the hideous old fixture building bamboo arrangements out of the mugs we had snatched from the clearance table.   We were to fill the mugs with river pebbles, place in 3, 5, or 7 bamboo stalks, and then tie them with raffia to… Read More

Eddie Bauer:: Keeping the Faith

*   *   * Preface He stuck his head in the door of my office, his eyes sparked with inspiration, ” can I talk to you about something?” I looked to either side of me, but I was the only occupant of the small 6′ by 6′ box that served as my private office.… Read More

The Missed Connection:: Retail Edition

She would giggle with delight when spending her down time reading the exciting and sometimes illicit posts found in the “missed connections” corner of Craigslist.  The most common of these near misses of cupid’s sweet arrow would happen around the deli counter of the grocery store she just so happened to frequent so incredibly often.  There are… Read More